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ProgressBarRenderer.DrawVerticalBar Method

Draws an empty progress bar control that fills in vertically.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static void DrawVerticalBar(
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics
The Graphics used to draw the progress bar.
Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the progress bar.


The operating system does not support visual styles.


Visual styles are disabled by the user in the operating system.


Visual styles are not applied to the client area of application windows.

Before using this method, you should verify that the IsSupported property returns true.

The following code example uses the DrawVerticalBar method in a custom control's OnPaint method to draw an empty progress bar. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ProgressBarRenderer class.

// Draw the progress bar in its normal state.
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

    if (ProgressBarRenderer.IsSupported)
        this.Parent.Text = "VerticalProgressBar Enabled";
        this.Parent.Text = "VerticalProgressBar Disabled";

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.